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Dalai Lama: Three holes are not better than one

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As this interview with the Dalai Lama demonstrates, Buddhism is not the cuddly little Valley-girl religion some New Agers make it out to be:

Although he is known for his tolerant, humane views, he is a surprisingly harsh critic of homosexuality. If you are a Buddhist, he says, it is wrong. “Full stop.

No way round it.

“A gay couple came to see me, seeking my support and blessing. I had to explain our teachings. Another lady introduced another woman as her wife – astonishing. It is the same with a husband and wife using certain sexual practices. Using the other two holes is wrong.”

But other than that weird little comment, I must admit that the rest of what the Dalai Lama says in the interview sounds more level-headed than what comes out of other religious leaders. (Link via Currency Lad)

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April 4, 2006 at 10:26 pm

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